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Historical Events In April - 12

Monday, 28 September 2020

1879  On April - 12 frederick G Melcher, US, publisher/editor/founded children book week  

1883  On this day in history the birth of Imogen Cunningham, American photographer  

1883  French troops under lt-colonel Borgnis-Desbordes occupy Bamako Senegal on April - 12.  

1883  Imogen Cunningham, photographer (1965 ASMP award) on this day in history.  

1884  On this day in history otto Meyerhof, Germany, psychologist/biochemist (Nobel-1922)  

1887  On April - 12 henrik Ibsen's "Rosmersholm," premieres in Oslo  

1892  On this day in history george C Blickensderfer patents portable typewriter  

1892  Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinettist on this day in history.  

1893  On this day in history battle at Hoornkrans Southwest-Africa: German Schutztruppen chases away Hottentotten under Hendrik Witbooi  

1894  On this day in history british & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central-Africa  

1894  Francisco H Craveiro Lopes, Portuguese general/president (1951-58) on April - 12.  

1896  On April - 12 stamasia Portrisi is 1st woman to win a marathon (5:30 in Athens)  

1896  Alexander Ritter, composer, dies at 62 on April - 12.  

1898  On this day in history army transfers Yerba Buena Island in SF Bay to Navy  

1898  On April - 12 grantley H Adams, president of Barbados  

1902  On this day in history louis J M Beel, premier of Netherland (1946-48, 58-59)  

1903  On this day in history jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist/UN advisor (Nobel 1969)  

1904  M Wolf discovers asteroid #531 Zerlina on April - 12.  

1904  Harald James Penrose, pilot on April - 12.  

1905  On April - 12 hippodrome arena opens (NYC)  

1905  French Dufaux brothers test helicopter on this day in history.  

1907  On this day in history belgium govt of De Stain de Naeyer, resigns  

1908  Fire makes 17,000 homeless in Chelsea Massachusetts on April - 12.  

1908  On April - 12 carlos Lleras Restrepo, president of Colombia  

1909  Philadelphia's Shibe Park (later Connie Mack Stadium) opens on April - 12.  

1909  On April - 12 hermann Kotzchmar, composer, dies at 79  

1910  Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys) on April - 12.  

1910  On April - 12 william G Sumner, US sociologist/politicologist (Folkways), dies at 69  

1911  A non-stop London-Paris flight takes 3h56m the first time on this day in history.  

1911  LT Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator on this day in history.  

1911  1st non-stop London-Paris flight (Pierre Prier in 3h56m) on this day in history.  

1911  Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics) on this day in history.  

1912  Eric Feldary, Budapest Hungary, actor (16 Fathoms Deep) on April - 12.  

1912  Clara Barton, organizer (American Red Cross), dies at 90 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 12

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0812  On this day in history birth of muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835)  

1484  Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546) was born on April - 12.  

1500  Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on this day in history.  

1526  Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on April - 12.  

1550  On April - 12 birth of edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)  

1577  Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648) was born on this day in history.  

1579  Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on April - 12.  

1626  On this day in history birth of paul Hainlein, composer  

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Famous Deaths In April - 12

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0065  Death of Seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist on this day in history.  

0238  On April - 12 death of gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle)  

0352  On April - 12 julius I, pope (337-52), dies  

0434  Death of Archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople on this day in history.  

1125  On this day in history death of vladislaus I of Bohemia  

1443  Death of Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

1550  On this day in history claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53  

1555  On this day in history johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75  

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